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So, You Have a New Puppy…Now What?

Let’s set the scene. You've just signed the papers, paid the fee, and now you're walking into Rucker Pet with a snoring bundle of floppy ears and big paws. Maybe you (or your kids!) have been longing for a puppy for a while and you finally got around to heading down...
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The Rucker Review: Hunter Cattle

Hunter Cattle is a family farm based out of Savannah, Georgia. Their mission is to produce quality meat that is nutritious and sustainably raised—for both people and animals. They currently have three dog products on the market: pork, beef, and cubed green tripe....
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Rules of the Pool: How to Introduce Your Dog to Water in a Positive Way

Hot and humid Southern summers are the bane of any pet owner’s existence. Nobody wants to walk their dog on burning pavement, or hike through muggy woods. Even in your own backyard, the sun will make it very easy to give up on throwing a ball after ten minutes. And if...
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1, 2, 3, 4…I Declare a Bug War!

That’s right—flea and tick season is upon us! These nasty little pests will sneak into your house by whatever means necessary (typically by riding in on your pet!), and as soon as you find one it’s time to wage a swift and painful war against them. Your first step...
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Top 10 Things to Bring When Traveling with a Pet

1) WATER: Now, this should seem like an obvious one, but this is the easiest thing to forget. If you are traveling in a car, you will need to make frequent stops to allow your pets to do their business (if you don’t want them to do it in your car!), but you will also...
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New Years Solutions

Humans may love celebrating the New Year, but it can be a stressful night for pets. Between parties and fireworks, it's a lot to take in for our best friends. Whether you need something to keep them entertained while you have guests or something to keep them calm...
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Old Atlanta Park

Located at the south end of Forsyth County next to Lambert High School, Old Atlanta Park on Nichols Road is the perfect place for you and your furs to take a break! You can take a leisurely walk around their 1-mile trail and have a picnic in one of their two...
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It’s Getting Colder… Why Is My Dog Shedding?

The dogs coming in the store lately all have one thing in common; they are all shedding! The temperatures are dropping. Shouldn't all the dogs be growing MORE hair, not shedding it all off? A dog's winter coat and summer coat are actually very different. They don't...
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Entertaining the Dog

School is back in session, and you know what that means… Busy days of school bus drop offs, pick-ups, running the kids from one place to another for sports or friends. Then there’s the homework, and don’t even get me started on the amount of homework parents end up...
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Dock Dogs – What is it?

So you have a dog who's crazy about water? If he or she loves to swim and has toy drive, he or she may be a natural for the sport of competitive dock diving and Dixie DockDogs™may be just what you are looking for to get started! Dixie DockDogs™(dixiedockdogs.com) is...
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How To: Attract and House Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebirds are looking for homes near you! The breeding season for these birds begins in April and will go through July, although a couple of weeks on either side is possible. The fact that these birds are cavity nesters makes them ideal candidates for a...
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How To: Raising Baby Chickens

Raising your own backyard flock can be challenging, but we are here to help. Here's the five big things you should know before you get in to owning your own flock. Is a Backyard Flock Right for You? Raising chickens can be rewarding (and not just because you’ll get...
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How To: Feed Wild Birds in the Winter

It's slightly cold outside... and we aren't the only ones who have noticed. As the weather around here continues to go from warm to freezing cold, we humans aren't the only ones who are feeling the pain. The wild birds who fly around our backyards are struggling to...
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